Elections Inside Out 3. October 25 elections: whom and how we will choose
When the rules are not set when the game begins, there is no winners. This is the program "Elections Inside Out". Let's talk about the rules of local elections.
Parties must observe gender quota requirements in lists, so the window of opportunity for women is already open - Aivazovska
Political parties have gained a monopoly on nomination of candidates in settlements with 10 thousand or more voters. Thus, they will have to ensure their lists are in line with gender quota requirements, or the lists will not be registered to participate in the election process. Amendments to the Election Code have come into force today. Thus, the representation of women in party lists will increase this fall.
Amendments to the Election Code have entered into force
On July 22, the President of Ukraine signed Draft Law #3485 amending the Election Code. Later the text was published in the official parliamentary edition Holos Ukrainy and entered into force as the Law of Ukraine.
OPORA Statement on the Adopted Changes to the Electoral Law
On July, 16, 2020, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved in the second reading the draft law No 3485 on changes to electoral law. The decision that implies amendments to the Electoral Code, the Criminal Code and the Code on Administrative Offense, the laws on the CEC and the State Voter Register was supported by the 308 people’s deputies of Ukraine.
VRU Committee considered Election Code amendments regarding election violations
Committee on Organization of State Government, Local Self-Government, Regional Development and Urban Planning has considered a part of amendments to draft law #3485. They also included amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Criminal Code, which were once submitted by the Civil Network OPORA (in the former draft law #8270). The Committee rejected most of the amendments from MPs. This was discussed on July 1 meeting.
Millions of voters now can vote in local elections
Press-conference "Millions of voters now can vote in local elections", held in the UNIAN press-center on 24 June 2020, covered the following: peculiarities of the election process this year, consequences of the legislative amendments, and the need to promptly inform the part of society subject to these amendments.
OPORA: the Working Group on Election Code has considered 244 of 3,906 amendments
On its first meeting, the Working Group on Election Code has considered 244 of 3,906 amendments. The information was provided by representatives of Civil Network OPORA, who attended the meeting.
Verkhovna Rada adopts changes to the Electoral Code
Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft law No. 3485 “On Introducing Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Improving Electoral Law,” in the first reading. It introduces changes to the Electoral Code. The decision was supported by 292 MPs. The draft law also took into account certain proposals from the Civil Network OPORA.
Providing for the Inescapable Punishment for Electoral Fraud: Analysis of Proposals to Electoral Code
Electoral process in Ukraine is still associated with considerable breach of law, when political parties and candidates resort to illegal electoral techniques, whereas electoral subjects continue to commit massive fraud, and fail on the generally accepted election standards.